Online Nonprofit Fundraising Course

Available Formats

  • Self-Paced Online Partner Course

Course Overview

Most nonprofit organizations rely on some type of fundraising to fulfill their missions and meet their budgets. This course provides an overview of nonprofit fundraising and the various avenues nonprofits can leverage to generate revenue. The program uses case studies, exercises, and video to reinforce key learning points.

Program Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Define such fundraising activities as annual campaigns, capital campaigns, and planned giving.
  • Describe how to raise money through direct mail and telemarketing.
  • Explain how to use the Internet and social media channels to generate donations.
  • Compare and contrast various fundraising methods (e.g. corporate donations versus foundation grants).
  • Explain the components of most grant applications.
  • Describe methods for evaluating an annual campaign’s performance.
  • Discuss how ethics applies to nonprofit fundraising.
  • Explain the importance of donor relations.

Target Audience

This program is intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about fundraising in a nonprofit environment.



Estimated Hours to Complete


Pricing and Enrollment Information

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Self-Paced Online Training Course Reminders

  • Online courses are priced per seat.  Learners should have their own seats for any course in which they participate.
  • For organizations with 25 or more learners for any given course, please contact us for group pricing.
  • Business Training Works’ short courses require a score of 85% to earn a certificate.  Our Mindedge offerings require a score of 70% to earn a certificate and continuing education credits.
  • Online courses must be completed within 30 days of purchase. Learners can stop and resume courses at their discretion.  They do not have to complete a program in one sitting.
  • For an additional fee, learners who do not complete a program within the 30-day window can extend their access.
  • Course suites have extended learning times and are not restricted to the 30-day window.

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